Companies in Colorado and elsewhere make frequent use of cranes and other machines to assist in transporting and lifting materials. Should some of these materials come loose in the process, the health of those below could be placed in harm’s way. Falling objects can be dangerous regardless of size and weight, as even the smallest object can do a substantial amount of damage when falling from significant heights.
A recent accident under similar circumstances that occurred on the construction site of a church has recently injured several individuals. According to reports, the men were operating at the site when several roof trusses suddenly fell and struck them. All three suffered injuries in the process, and while emergency responders were able to treat one at the scene, two of whom were apparently rushed to a medical facility.
Initial investigations suggest that the incident was the result of some form of failure. Although it is unclear what type of failure occurred, a nearby crane was reportedly surrounded with caution tape shortly after the incident. Machines used to move and lift heavy materials generally require frequent maintenance, and any faulty or defective parts can create a variety of hazards.
Those seriously injured by falling objects could be entitled to compensation following such a dangerous incident, but the process can be challenging to navigate alone. By speaking with an experienced attorney, a client in Colorado could obtain advice on how to proceed. An attorney can evaluate the incident in question, along with a client’s financial concerns and needs, and assist in pursuing the full amount of compensation achievable through every applicable outlet.
Source: stgeorgeutah.com, “Construction accident at site of new LDS chapel injures 3 workers; 2 rushed to hospital“, Cody Blowers, Aug. 24, 2017